Minix announces new Neo X7 mini PC

neox7Chinese TV box brand Minix has used the current Computex tradeshow to take the covers off its latest Android-powered TV box.

According to Androidpc.es, the new Neo X7 is powered by Rockchip’s RK3188 quad-core Cortex A9 processor with quad-core Mali400 graphics, although you can clearly make that out from the box shot the company uploaded to its Facebook page in the last 24 hours.

The device will pack in 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 16GB of on-board flash. It’ll also be Bluetooth and Wi-Fi ready, even include an RJ45 socket on the back for Ethernet connectivity. One of the new features is the external Wi-Fi antenna.

This has been one of the early teething issues for most mini PCs, with wireless networking causing problems, mostly through the use of basic internal antenna. It’s noteworthy that many latest-generation models – including the HDMI stick types – are now going with external antenna to solve those issues.

While Minix has yet to updates its website with details of the new model, it’s expected the Neo X7 will launch with Android 4.1 and receive a Jelly Bean 4.2 update down the track, however, that will depend on the exact launch date.

At this stage, there is no release timing available, or pricing but given the quad-core performance under the bonnet, it’s unlikely you’ll see this one available for much less than $US100 for the foreseeable future.

 

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2 comments for “Minix announces new Neo X7 mini PC

  1. Simon Clarkson
    June 29, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I contacted the company directly, and I was informed there is a release date focused on the end of July. The only issue indicated is that their still looking for vendors, so they can prepare packages suitable for the countries where they are to be released, more notably the power supply.

    • Darren Yates
      June 30, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks for the tip, Simon.
      Cheers,
      Darren.

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